The Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) has the responsibility for
national implementation and oversight of the hazardous waste program authorized by Subtitle C of the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). In most cases, States serve as primary implementers
of the program in lieu of the Federal government. However, in some States1
, and for certain aspects
of the program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) retains all, or some, program implementation
responsibility. In addition, ORCR provides national oversight of the program and supports reporting on
national program accomplishments.
1The term 'State' includes the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Puerto Rico,
Guam, the Navajo Nation, the Trust Territories, Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Islands, in addition to
the 50 United States.